Brutal: Paws of Fury

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Brutal: Paws of Fury
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: GameTek
Developer:
Sound driver: GEMS
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega-CD
Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    T-83136
    Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    T-83136-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    T-83136-18
    Sega Mega Drive
    PT
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    OFLC: G8
    Sega Mega-CD
    US
    $59.9559.95[2] T-83015
    Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
    Sega Mega-CD
    EU
    T-83015-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega-CD
    DE
    T-83015-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    UK
    £39.9939.99[5][3] T-83015-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega-CD
    BR
    063510
    Tectoy: 13+
    Non-Sega versions

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    Brutal: Paws of Fury is a fighting game released for the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Mega-CD. In Germany, it is simply known as Paws of Fury.

    An update to this game, Brutal Unleashed: Above the Claw was released for the Sega 32X.

    Gameplay

    The player travels to a fictional island to face opponents and learn new moves. Enemy order is fixed and identical for each character.

    Brutal follows the basic formula laid out by Street Fighter II very closely. A, B and C are used for kicks in ascending strenght, while X, Y and Z are used for punches. When using a 3 button pad,  START  switches between kicks and punches.

    Special attacks aren't available from the start and need to by learned during the game in training sessions. CPU opponents start with the full moveset. The game also incorporates RPG elements by using a password system to keep a record of your character development. Further curiosities included the ability to change characters before a fight (pushing A on the versus screen) and being able to ring out your opponent in certain stages, as also seen in Virtua Fighter.

    The game's CPU controlled opponents act extremely aggressive, making the single-player mode focused on finding AI exploits

    Playable Characters

    • Kung Fu Bunny
    • Prince Leon
    • Rhei Rat
    • Tai Cheetah
    • Kendo Coyote
    • Foxy Roxy
    • Ivan

    Further characters can be unlocked/accessed through cheat codes

    • Dhali Lhama
    • Karate Croc

    Versions

    The game is region locked.

    Production credits

    Team Brutal
    • Design: Rod V. Humble
    • Artwork and Animation: Andie Gilmour, Dave Hall, Juan Sanchez
    • Program: Dave Exile
    • Music: ppdix
    • Creative Director: Steve Curran
    • VP of Product Development: Liz Curran
    • Project Coordination: Charlene Carty
    • Sound Editing: Larry Pacie
    • Special Thanks to the Following: Sherry Kross, John Tombley, Wendy Weber, Executive King, Travis Williams, Stacey Ruderman, GameTek U.K.
    • Annoying: William B. McCormick
    Source:
    In-game credits
    Brutal MCD credits.pdf
    [6]

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Brutal: Paws of Fury/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Main article: Brutal: Paws of Fury/Promotional material.

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
    60
    [7]
    Consoles + (FR)
    80
    [8]
    Digitiser (UK)
    80
    [9]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    60
    [10]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    73
    [11]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    65
    [12]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    78
    [13]
    Sega Mega Drive
    71
    Based on
    7 reviews

    Brutal: Paws of Fury

    Mega Drive, US
    BrutalPawsofFury MD US Box.jpg
    Cover
    Brutal MD US Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, EU
    BrutalPawsofFury MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    Brutal MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Brutal MD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Brutal MD EU pcb.jpg
    PCB
    Mega Drive, DE
    BrutalPawsofFury MD DE Box.jpg
    Cover
    BrutalPawsofFury MD DE Cart.jpg
    Cart
    PawsofFury MD DE Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Mega Drive, NL
    BrutalPawsofFury MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    Brutalpawsoffury MD BX manual.jpg
    Manual
    Mega Drive, PT
    Brutal MD PT cover.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, AU
    Brutal MD AU cover.jpg
    Cover

    Mega-CD version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Consoles + (FR)
    87
    [14]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    88
    [5]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    63
    [15]
    Game Players (US) NTSC-U
    77
    [2]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    70
    [16]
    GamesMaster (UK) PAL
    40
    [17]
    Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
    81
    [18]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    70
    [19]
    Mega (UK) PAL
    84
    [3]
    Mega Force (FR) NTSC-U
    69
    [20]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    70
    [21]
    Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
    74
    [22]
    MegaTech (UK) PAL
    88
    [23]
    Magazina Igrushek (RU)
    80
    [24]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    36
    [25]
    Play Time (DE)
    65
    [26]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    72
    [4]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    41
    [27]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    72
    [28]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    62
    [29]
    VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
    80
    [30]
    Sega Mega-CD
    70
    Based on
    21 reviews

    Brutal: Paws of Fury

    Mega-CD, US
    BrutalPawsofFury MCD US Box Back.jpgBrutalPawsofFury MCD US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    BrutalPawsofFury MCD US Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Brutalpawsoffury mcd us manual.pdf
    Manual
    BrutalPoF MCD US RegCard.pdf
    Reg Card
    Mega-CD, EU
    BrutalPawsofFury MCD EU Box Back.jpgBrutalPawsofFury MCD EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Brutal MCD EU spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    Brutal MCD EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Brutal McD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Mega-CD, DE
    BrutalPawsofFury MCD DE Box Back.jpgBrutalPawsofFury MCD DE Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    PawsofFury MCD DE CD.jpg
    Disc
    PawsofFury MCD DE Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Mega-CD, BR
    Brutal MCD BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBrutal MCD BR Box Front.jpg
    Cover

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 98d502cd
    MD5 00da204408d65c6d8890cf46a6de22c6
    SHA-1 51b712e87e8f9cf7a93cfc78ec27d2e80b316ec3
    2MB 1994-10 Cartridge (US)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 7e9a8d32
    MD5 4c261cd950ad2ec2740a55ac5b3c64fc
    SHA-1 8667fa820e90911f12b682fcd1ac870b84b6b60b
    2MB 1994-11 Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Mega-CD
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    421,664,208 CD-ROM (EU) T-83015-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    421,219,680 CD-ROM (US) T-83015

    References

    1. 1.0 1.1 Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 10 October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 11
    2. 2.0 2.1 Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 9 September 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 78
    3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Mega, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-08-18), page 50
    4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sega Magazine, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-08-xx), page 90
    5. 5.0 5.1 Computer & Video Games, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-08-15), page 86
    6. File:Brutal MCD credits.pdf
    7. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 37
    8. Consoles +, "Janvier 1995" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 157
    9. Digitiser (UK) (1995-01-25)
    10. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 46
    11. GamePro, "January 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 46
    12. MAN!AC, "02/95" (DE; 1995-01-11), page 53
    13. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 30
    14. Consoles +, "Octobre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 144
    15. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 34
    16. GamePro, "September 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 68
    17. GamesMaster, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-08-25), page 59
    18. Games World: The Magazine, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-09-29), page 20
    19. Joypad, "Octobre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 115
    20. Mega Force, "Septembre 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 106
    21. Mega Fun, "09/94" (DE; 1994-08-24), page 92
    22. Mega Play, "August 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 61
    23. MegaTech, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-15), page 24
    24. Magazina Igrushek, "3/1995" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 74
    25. Mean Machines Sega, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-07-30), page 80
    26. Play Time, "10/94" (DE; 1994-09-07), page 108
    27. Sega Power, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-01), page 52
    28. Sega Pro, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-08-11), page 64
    29. Video Games, "10/94" (DE; 1994-09-28), page 86
    30. VideoGames, "September 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 74


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